Title:

  Drugwise: Growing Up Straight in a Chemical Culture
 Author:   Jim Parker
Publisher:   Do It Now Foundation

 Publication Date:

  September 2003

 Catalog No:

  212

Choices, Choices

There are a lot of ways to live your life. Some ways are probably better than others, but there's no way of knowing in advance which choices are best.

As far as drugs and drinking are concerned, why not think the whole thing through and decide before you have to?

Because if you wait until you have to, when you're out after school or at a party and somebody whips out a pipe or pills or a bottle, you might find out what a lot of people have found out before: that it seems easier to just go along with what everybody else is doing.

Then your decision's made for you.

That's why you really need to think about the things we've talked about and make a decision beforehand.

And if you decide to say "no," practice ways of getting the idea across in a way that's comfortable for you.

If it's already too late for you to decide not to try drugs or alcohol, why not think the whole thing through and decide again?

Who said you couldn't change your mind about something as important as your future? It's still a free country, if you choose to be free.

Take some time, and think about it. You're busy, but you're not that busy. Are you?


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